Translation of "water" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈwɔː.tər/ us /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/

A1 [ U ] a clear liquid, without colour or taste, that falls from the sky as rain and is necessary for animal and plant life

a bottle/drink/glass of water 一瓶/份/杯水
bottled/mineral/tap water 瓶装/矿泉/自来水
hot/cold water 热/冷水
Can I have a drop of water in my whisky, please? 请在我的威士忌里加一点水,好吗?
Is there enough hot water for a bath? 这水洗澡够不够热?
The human body is about 50 percent water. 人体约50%是水。

A2 [ U ] an area of water, such as the sea, a lake, or a swimming pool

The water's warm - are you coming in? 今天的水暖和多了——你来游泳吗?
I don't like getting my head under (= in) water. 我喜欢游泳,但不喜欢把头浸在水里。
Dad, I swam a whole length of the pool under water (= with the whole head and body below the surface of the water)! 爸爸,我潜泳游完了游泳池的一个全程!

[ U ] the level of an area of water

The river is difficult to cross during periods of high water.
waters [ plural ]

the area of sea near to and belonging to a particular country

St Lucia depends on its clean coastal waters for its income. 圣卢西亚岛靠的是它清洁的近海水域,因为它的很大一部分收入都来自渔业和旅游业。

the water contained in a particular lake, river, or part of the sea

In the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico, oil rigs attract fish. 在墨西哥湾的浅海水域,石油钻塔吸引了大量的鱼群,当然也吸引了渔民。

UK US water the liquid that surrounds a baby inside a pregnant woman's womb

At 3 a.m. her waters broke, and the baby was born soon after. 凌晨3点,她的羊水破了,婴儿也很快就出生了。
the waters [ plural ]

water from a spring, especially when used in the past for drinking or swimming in, in order to improve the health

People used to come to this city to take (= drink or swim in) the waters. 人们过去常来这座城市享用这里的泉水。

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uk /ˈwɔː.tər/ us /ˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/

water verb (GIVE WATER)

B2 [ T ] to pour water on to plants or the soil that they are growing in

I've asked my neighbour to water the plants while I'm away. 我已经请邻居在我不在的时候帮忙给那些植物浇水了。

[ T ] to give an animal water to drink

The horses had been fed and watered. 已经给马喂过饲料饮过水了。

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water verb (PRODUCE LIQUID)

C2 [ I ] If your mouth waters, it produces a lot of saliva, usually because you can see or smell some food that you would like to eat.

The smell of that bread is making my mouth water! 噢,那种面包的香味让我直流口水!

[ I ] When your eyes water, they produce tears but not because you are unhappy.

How do you stop your eyes from watering when you're cutting up onions? 切洋葱时你是如何让眼睛不流泪的呢?

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uk / -wɔː.tər/ us / -wɑː.t̬ɚ/

used to form adjectives

freshwater fish 淡水鱼
a saltwater lagoon 咸水泻湖

(Translation of “water” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)